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Video camera equipment and sound recommendation?

Hello every one.
I have a small company which specializes in video editing.

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Sorry.. Forgot to mention 4,000-7,000 Dollars Happy

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Since your company

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specializes in video editing, have you edited video with the image you like? If so, do you know what the source of that video was? Are there particular people who capture video you edit that you trust and can ask for a "shopping list?

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first of all thank you boya84, you're a big help and your questions will definitely help me answer more specifically.

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things I have not used - or seen others use. The Canon XF series has been around about a year. The specs look OK - I have not used one, not seen them in use (Northern California) and have not seen their output. It seems the XF100 has only a single 1/3" imaging chip and only a 50mm lens filter diameter. These are similar to those found in higher end consumer camcorders (Sony HDR-CX700, Canon HF S200 series). Since the lighting conditions would normally be "good" then these shortcomings should be OK - but when those conditions are not so good, then you'll have a problem. For $3,300, I would be looking for larger lenses and 3-chip array.

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Hey again Boya84 and thank you.

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If you

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"get rid of the tapes" what plans, if any do you have for archiving video... for possible use in 5, 10 or 20 years? Just checking. Many folks don't want to go down the Network Attached Storage path quite yet, and the video files are pretty massive to consider storing in the cloud (plus unknown security issues with that).

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I have not used the Azden gear. The wireless lav and bodypack are UHF and full diversity, that's good. You can add a 35XT XLR module if you want to use a hand-held (or shotgun) rather than the lav so that gets you to the same flexibility as my Sennheiser G3 gear. Remember, when you do use this add-on module, you can use any XLR mic that does not require phantom power. And you can use either the module/mic OR the lav (and its body pack), but not both at the same time using the same base station. If you need more than one working mic, you will need another base station and its mated transmitter and they need to be on a frequency different that what the first set is using.

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